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Address: 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-232-0789
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Start here if you want to learn more about the Acadian people, culture, and food!

When you visit Lafayatte make sure you put the Acadian Cultural Center at the top of your list! Here at this NPS visitor center you can watch a free 35 minute film about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Lafayatte make sure you put the Acadian Cultural Center at the top of your list! Here at this NPS visitor center you can watch a free 35 minute film about the Acadian people and their history, origins, foods, and culture, as well as the discovery of oil in the bayou. The center also hosts regular concerts and... More 

Thank Saranger
Goole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting Village. Lots of houses to visit going through the different ages, about the bugs and the swamps, water level of the area. Although things to read, there were people to talk to and explain things eg crafts, black/ white culture. A very peaceful relaxing day. A cafe on site mainly doing main course meals, a shame a... More 

Thank Symba2014
Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really nice non-smoking atmosphere to dance and enjoy some great local bands with some really nice fellow enthusiasts.

Thank LRFoodCritics
Metairie, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This center is a must to visit if you have Acadian background. The film was great and sad ... Seeing everything the families faced. The exhibits were very educational and the Staff very helpful and knowledgable. A must visit.

Thank Pete C
Kirkland, Washington
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152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stopped here with only about 45 minutes before closing and user every minute to read about Acadian Culture... Since we were exposed to this history before we read quickly and absorbed lots... A very nice museum probably geared towards adults but we saw a number of cool books for kids...

Thank Don H
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The film is very interesting and informative so be sure and take the time to watch. The displays and information were very detailed. A lot of time has been spent to give a great representation of this historic time. We felt that the displays were great and signage was very good. A great place to spend a few hours!

Thank Oniedu
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

this was so interesting, the kitchen, the outdoors every single cultural area shown with such loving care great artifacts from that era

Thank ManiagoRina
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This was a fascinating museum about the area including the when and why of the settlement. Anyone with an interest of history would enjoy the visit. There was far more than any history book could relate. It only takes an hour or so to go thru but well worth the time. There are lots of relics from the early era... More 

Thank thebaug
New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The Acadiana Culture Centet is in the same area as Vermillionville so plan on doing both in the same day. This is s free venue. There is a 35 minute film about the history of the Acadians before they arrived here. A small museum is also very interesting. Great activity for a hot day.

Thank pmlaque
Houston, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Nice exhibit & film on Acadian history. Film is about 30 minutes long & very informative. Recommended to all who visit this part of Louisiana.

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